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Six percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Watch
16th April 2015 Six percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Watch
About 6 percent of U.S. adults plan to buy Apple Inc’s smartwatch according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, with men twice as likely as women to purchase Apple boss Tim Cook’s first new major product. The poll showed the...
New York protesters demand $15 minimum wage
16th April 2015 New York protesters demand $15 minimum wage
New York: Thousands of demonstrators, including many fast-food workers, protested in New York on Wednesday demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour to escape poverty in America´s largest city. Fast-food workers held strikes in more than 230...
Pakistan received $ 17 billion foreign remittances in 2014 : WB
14th April 2015 Pakistan received $ 17 billion foreign remittances in 2014 : WB
WASHINGTON: Reflecting a robust growth, Pakistan received a total of $ 17,060 million in foreign remittances during the year 2014, according to the World Bank data released this week. Officially recorded remittances to the developing world are expected...
Obama, Castro discuss ties, to meet at summit as detente takes hold
14th April 2015 Obama, Castro discuss ties, to meet at summit as detente takes hold
PANAMA CITY: U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have talked by telephone about restoring diplomatic ties and will meet informally at a summit this weekend as they seek to set aside decades of hostility between...
Ahead of Britain’s election, Labour has one point lead – YouGov poll
9th April 2015 Ahead of Britain’s election, Labour has one point lead – YouGov poll
LONDON: Ahead of Britain’s May 7election, the opposition Labour Party has a one percentage point lead over Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives, according to a YouGov poll for The Sun newspaper. The daily poll put Labour on 35...
Soldier killed in Afghan attack was American: official
9th April 2015 Soldier killed in Afghan attack was American: official
WASHINGTON: A NATO soldier who was killed Wednesday in an apparent insider attack in eastern Afghanistan was an American, US officials said. The US Army soldier was part of a unit devoted to training and advising Afghan forces....
US cop charged with murder over shooting black man
8th April 2015 US cop charged with murder over shooting black man
WASHINGTON: Police in the US state of South Carolina charged an officer Tuesday with murder after video showed him apparently gunning down a fleeing black man, the latest in a string of shootings of unarmed black men that...
Obama, Castro will have chance to meet: White House
7th April 2015 Obama, Castro will have chance to meet: White House
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro will have an opportunity for an historic face-to-face meeting at the Summit of the Americas this week, a senior White House official told AFP Monday. “There will be time...
US urges citizens to flee Yemen by sea
7th April 2015 US urges citizens to flee Yemen by sea
WASHINGTON: The United States admitted Monday that it has no immediate plans to rescue its nationals stranded in war-torn Yemen and urged them to flee the raging conflict by sea. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf could not tell...
Obama vows to address Iran’s ‘destabilizing’ role in Mideast
7th April 2015 Obama vows to address Iran’s ‘destabilizing’ role in Mideast
WASHINGTON: President Obama on Monday said he would continue to work with US partners to address Iran’s “destabilizing activities” in the Middle East, even as details of a nuclear deal with Tehran are thrashed out. During a phone...
Oil price falls as Iran nuclear framework reached
3rd April 2015 Oil price falls as Iran nuclear framework reached
NEW YORK: Crude-oil prices fell Thursday after six world powers and Iran announced they had agreed on a framework to curb Iran’s nuclear drive. With the tentative deal, if confirmed, likely to allow Iran crude exports back on...
U.S. reports 14 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
2nd April 2015 U.S. reports 14 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq
WASHINGTON: The United States and its allies conducted 14 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq since Tuesday, according to a U.S. military statement on Wednesday. Seven air raids were conducted in Syria on targets...
Four dead, 16 injured in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig
2nd April 2015 Four dead, 16 injured in fiery blast at Mexico oil rig
MEXICO CITY: An explosion and a fire erupted on an offshore oil platform operated by Mexico’s Pemex on Wednesday, killing at least four workers, injuring 16 and forcing 300 to be evacuated. Eight firefighting vessels were battling the...
Far-right FN to win no councils in French election: deputy party leader
30th March 2015 Far-right FN to win no councils in French election: deputy party leader
PARIS: The deputy leader of France’s far-right National Front said he was “sure” the party would not win any local council in Sunday’s election. With results still coming in from around the country, deputy leader Florian Philippot told...
Twelve hurt in New York building collapse, blaze
28th March 2015 Twelve hurt in New York building collapse, blaze
NEW YORK: Twelve people were hurt Thursday when a New York building collapsed and a large blaze tore through a second property, which was also in danger of falling down, the fire department said. Three of the injured...
Airliner skids off La Guardia runway as winter storm hits US
6th March 2015 Airliner skids off La Guardia runway as winter storm hits US
NEW YORK: An airliner skidded off a runway at New York’s La Guardia airport Thursday and slid to halt just yards from frigid waters, as a snow storm battered the US coast from Texas to Boston. Heavy snow...
US court denies request to move Boston bombings trial
28th February 2015 US court denies request to move Boston bombings trial
WASHINGTON: A US court Friday denied a request by alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his trial to be moved out of the city, just days ahead of opening statements. A three-judge panel came down in a...
Mongolia pardons American accused of tax evasion involving SouthGobi Resources
26th February 2015 Mongolia pardons American accused of tax evasion involving SouthGobi Resources
ULAN BATOR: Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj has pardoned an American who was jailed over allegations of tax evasion involving SouthGobi Resources Ltd, the U.S. Embassy in Ulan Bator said in a statement. Justin Kapla had been released from...
Oil prices mixed ahead of US supply report
25th February 2015 Oil prices mixed ahead of US supply report
SINGAPORE: Oil prices were mixed in Asia Wednesday ahead of a key report expected to show further build-up in US crude inventories, hitting prices in an already oversupplied market, analysts said. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for...
Oregon police seize Native American relics headed for black market
25th February 2015 Oregon police seize Native American relics headed for black market
Oregon State Police have seized dozens of Native American artifacts, some more than 5,000 years old, that were collected illegally and likely bound for the black market, authorities said on Tuesday. Among the items seized from a house...
Killing of ‘American Sniper’ Kyle no ‘whodunit,’ prosecutor says
25th February 2015 Killing of ‘American Sniper’ Kyle no ‘whodunit,’ prosecutor says
STEPHENVILLE, Texas: The man charged with killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the subject of the blockbuster movie “American Sniper,” acted coldly and deliberately in carrying out his deadly ambush at a Texas gun range, a prosecutor...
‘American Sniper’ Kyle never saw it coming expert testifies
25th February 2015 ‘American Sniper’ Kyle never saw it coming expert testifies
STEPHENVILLE, Texas: Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose autobiography was turned into the blockbuster movie “American Sniper,” was taken by surprise when was fatally shot two years ago at a Texas gun range, a forensics expert told...
Alejandro Inarritu wins best director Oscar for ‘Birdman’
23rd February 2015 Alejandro Inarritu wins best director Oscar for ‘Birdman’
LOS ANGELES: Mexican filmmaker Alejandro G. Inarritu won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for “Birdman,” his darkly satirical take on show business. This was the first Academy Award for Inarritu, 51, whose film stars Michael Keaton...
Shimmer and shine dominate rain soaked Oscar’s red carpet
23rd February 2015 Shimmer and shine dominate rain soaked Oscar’s red carpet
Shimmering beads and jewels in pale hues and dresses in bold tones brightened an unusually dreary rainy afternoon in Hollywood on Sunday as the film industry’s stars hit the glamorous Oscars red carpet.  Actresses Julianne Moore in shimmering...
‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights on best picture win
23rd February 2015 ‘Birdman’ soars to Oscar heights on best picture win
LOS ANGELES: The dark comedy “Birdman” held up a mirror to Hollywood and its struggling actors and received in return the film industry’s highest recognition on Sunday, the Academy Award for best picture. Director Alejandro G. Inarritu’s story...
New U.S. defense chief silent on date of Mosul offensive
21st February 2015 New U.S. defense chief silent on date of Mosul offensive
New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday he would not telegraph the precise timing of an upcoming Iraqi offensive to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, after a U.S. military briefing caused an...
 
 
 
 
 
 

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